AAUW-NM Ingenious Ideas Award
Description: Award given annually to AAUW-NM branches for innovative and successful mission-based programs, activities, or governance practices. This award was originally created and inspired by Marjorie Bell Chambers and Gloria Cordova, both long-time AAUW members and mentors.
Purpose: To recognize groundbreaking and outstanding branch programs, activities, fundraising ideas, member recruitment activities, and governance practices. To encourage mission-based programs and provide tested ideas for other branches to replicate.
Criteria (must meet one or more):
- Innovative and successful mission-based branch program
- Successful new branch activity or new collaboration (within the past 3 years)
- Innovative and successful membership recruitment activity
- Innovative and successful fundraising activity
- New and successful governance practice (within the past 3 years)
|Who nominates||Branch board, council, or president/facilitator|
|Nomination deadline||April 1|
|Nomination process||Complete a nomination form on the AAUW-NM website and send to AAUW-NM Awards Chair.|
|Selection process||AAUW-NM Awards Committee chooses winner.|
|When awarded||AAUW-NM convention|
|Award||Check for $75 to one branch for best idea. All nominations that meet one or more award criteria are recognized at convention, published in Summer Roadrunner, and posted on AAUW-NM website.|
|Review cycle||Reviewed by Leadership Team every four years.|